Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA Final Impact at $250 Million

Gonser Gerber wants to congratulate our client, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, for exceeding its campaign goal by reaching $250 million. For more information about the campaign and to review their final impact report, please see the email below from Campaign Director, the Rev. Ron Gluesenkamp. We are proud to have worked alongside the…

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Annual Giving Program

Annual Giving Program:  Charitable gifts raised by an organization each year to fund its on-going operations.  These gifts can be unrestricted or restricted and are generally raised through an annual campaign plan with several coordinated giving vehicles including; direct mail, phone, e-mail and on-line, special events, social media and face-to-face efforts.  A Worrisome Trend In…

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2019 CASE Award Winners

Gonser Gerber is pleased to congratulate our clients who are being recognized by the 2019 CASE Educational Fundraising Awards.

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Jason D. McNeal

“Let’s hope that there are many ripple effects from this act of generosity.”

After receiving an honorary doctorate during Morehouse College’s commencement exercises, on Sunday morning, the billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith made a stunning pledge. “This is my class, 2019,” he said, according to a video of the ceremony that was posted online. “And my family is making a grant to pay off their student loans.” The announcement at the…

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Stop Engaging Your Donors. Do This Instead!

Go to any advancement, development, or fundraising conference today and you are sure to see it.  Peruse any blog, article, webinar, or workshop and you are certain to read and hear about it. Donor Engagement. As a professional, you are told to do more “donor engagement.”  Better “donor engagement,” so the advice guarantees, will lead…

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Giving The Gift

We are now entering the most generous time of the year. The bulk of charitable gifts that will be given in 2018 will be given during the next 31 days. As you are working with donors to help them act with generosity, let me encourage you to re-frame your role in your own mind.

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Board Members as Solicitors

Even though Board members are among your most convincing, influential solicitors, why are so many of them reluctant to ask others to give? And what can you do about it?

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Bright Light Donors

I have to remind myself that philanthropic support wears many different faces, just as beauty appears in very different ways.

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